CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE
Friday, Dec. 27
Team Record: 15-12-0-2
Arena Last Game: 3-2Record:Rochester (Dec. 21)
Last Game: 2-1 OTW vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 22)
Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 2-5 Home Loss (April 19)
Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 5-2 Road Win (April 19)
• Tonight marks the first of four meetings between the Wolves and
Monsters this season and the 21st all-time matchup between the
• The Wolves have posted a 7-3-0-0 all-time mark against the
Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena, which includes victories in each
of their last four trips to Cleveland.
• Chicago has averaged 4.20 goals per game in its 20 all-time contests
against Lake Erie.
• Despite Chicago outscoring Lake Erie 16-7 in four games last year,
the Monsters outshot the Wolves in all four tilts (132-100).
• The Wolves notched their third straight victory on Sunday, a 2-1
overtime triumph over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Allstate Arena.
• Tonight’s tilt marks the first of two games in less than a 18-hour span
in Cleveland for the Wolves; the team looks to end a two-game slide
on the road.
• Eight of Chicago’s 15 victories this season have come on enemy ice
and its .600 road winning percentage is the fourth-best in the
Western Conference (8-5-0-2).
By The Numbers
38- Number of shots by which the Wolves have outshot their
opponents during their three-game win streak (105-67), all of which
have been by double digits.
4- Number of consecutive games right wing MARK MANCARI has
scored a goal in.
0- Number of three-in-three sets the Wolves have played this
season prior to this weekend; Chicago will play Lake Erie tonight and
Saturday before returning home to host Charlotte on Sunday.
Follow The Action
Tonight’s game begins at 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on The
U-Too (WCIU-DT 26.2). U-Too also can be found on
XFinity’s Chs. 248 and 360, RCN’s Ch. 35 and WOW’s Ch.
170. The game can also be streamed on www.ahllive.com.
Those away from a TV or computer can follow
@Chicago_Wolves on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play.
#29 KEITH AUCOIN
#30 SAMI AITTOKALLIO
Keith Aucoin potted the game
winning goal 27 seconds into
overtime on Sunday and has
tallied 2 points (G, A) in two
games back from injury after
missing nine games from Nov. 24
to Dec. 20.
Goaltender Sami Aittokallio has
started four of the last five
games for the Monsters,
posting a 2-1-1 mark with a 1.92
goals-against average and .935
save percentage in those tilts.
The 35-year-old forward’s
marker on Sunday moved him
into eighth place on the AHL’s
all-time scoring list with 822
points (235G, 587A) in 726 career
The 21-year-old netminder has
earned a 7-4-2 record and 2.49
goals-against average in 14
matchups this season.
The Tampere, Finland, native
faced the Wolves twice last year
and allowed 9 goals on 40 shots.